Low Maintenance Design with Native Plants April 30, 2016

with Owen Wormser, Abound Design Saturday, April 30, 1-4pm at Nasami Farm Nursery, Whately Using strategies based on the observation and emulation of naturally existing plant communities, landscape designer Owen Wormser will share techniques for creating beautiful, low-maintenance gardens. Learn how to design a unique space and discover the functional and aesthetic qualities of native plants. In this interactive format, you are...

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Opening to the World of Birds May 7, 2016

with Pete McLean – Education Director at Book & Plow Farm in Amherst Saturdays, May 7, 14, 21 & 28, 7am-9am Book & Plow Farm – 425 South East St., Amherst Have you always wanted to explore the world of birds but not wanted to get competitive about it? Don’t let another spring slip by without deepening your acquaintance with these colorful songsters. Pete will support you to observe and listen to birds, both year-round...

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Spring Fling Exploration: Mitch’s Way in Hadley, April 30, 2016

with Nancy Goodman, Naturalist Saturday, April 30, 12-3pm Join Hitchcock Center for the Environment for a leisurely hike and exploration along a dirt road in the flood plain near Mitch’s Marina in Hadley. The road runs along the Connecticut River and there are many spring wildflowers here, along with many interesting trees and possible other plants. Bring binoculars (useful for high elevation “tree-ing” & birds), snacks, lunch and...

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Wild Edibles Talk
Apr20

Wild Edibles Talk

Wild edibles talk Forager and wild plant aficionado Blanche Derby will offer a presentation on wild edibles from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Meekins Library in Williamsburg. Derby, a retired art teacher, has been incorporating wild foods into her diet since she was in her teens. She has written and illustrated three books on edible plants and has lectured and led foraging walks throughout New England. The presentation will be...

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Goshen Will Hold First Cleanup Day

Spring cleaning will be a town-wide affair as Goshen holds its first “Goshen Cleanup Day,” designed to collect and dispose of trash from around town. On April 23, volunteers will hit the streets, sidewalks, lawns, woods and fields, picking up litter in an organized effort to spruce up the community. According to organizer Debbie DeCarli, the new cleanup day is a way to participate in the Keep America Beautiful campaign and to honor...

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Join us for Green Night/  February 10th, 5pm/ Platform Sports Bar
Feb09

Join us for Green Night/ February 10th, 5pm/ Platform Sports Bar

Western Mass Green Consortium’s Green Night is coming up fast!  It’s THIS Wednesday, February 10 at 5pm.  Join us at the  Platform Sports Bar for an evening of networking, information sharing, food, drink and green learning. Bring a friend!  And if you’ve never been to the Platform Sports Bar (in the old Union Station), come check it out — it’s quite swanky – not what I imagined when I heard the...

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